Giovanni Cannata, Chiara Petrelli, Luca Barsi, Federico Fratello, Francesco Gallerano



Numerical Simulation of the Rio Fucino Dam-Break Flood

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In this paper a dam-break flood model based on a contravariant integral form of the shallow water equations is presented. The equations of motion are numerically solved by means of a finite volume-finite difference numerical scheme that involves an exact Riemann solver and is based on a WENO reconstruction procedure. An original scheme for the simulation of the wet front progress on the dry bed is adopted. The proposed model is used to simulate the Rio Fucino dam-break and subsequent flood wave propagation, downstream of the Campotosto reservoir (Italy).


shallow water equations, curvilinear coordinates, shock-capturing, dam-break flood, exact Riemann solver, wet and dry front


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Giovanni Cannata, Chiara Petrelli, Luca Barsi, Federico Fratello, Francesco Gallerano. (2018) Numerical Simulation of the Rio Fucino Dam-Break Flood. International Journal of Environmental Science, 3, 42-48


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